This section of my website used to be dedicated to triathlon training, personal race results and certification reviews, like Turbo Kick. I am expanding it to include more generic health & fitness topics. Also, I talk a lot about "D" -- he's my husband (Dave Liu)!

Monday, January 05, 2004

Velo Girls' Basic Bike Clinic

Here's my writeup of the Velo Girls'* Basic Bike Clinic that I attended last November 2003.

My writeup is based on the outline that Lorri handed out during the clinic, I just embellished it with tidbits I gleaned from Lorri, her two assistant coaches: Cayce & Pat, and other participants. Let me know if you spot something incorrect and I'll fix it.

If it's not obvious from my writeup, I highly recommend it. I learned a ton and significantly improved my bike handling skills and increased my confidence. There is no substitute for attending this clinic in person. 90% of the benefit was from Lorri's coaching, not from learning the facts I've posted. Lorri paid attention to every single participant there, and gave personalized feedback and encouragement. She would notice when I had a worried look on my face, and say something like "You can do it, Lauren". As soon as I heard that I would think "Yeah, I CAN do this", and go for it... and succeed.

If you are a female cyclist in the Bay Area and haven't taken the clinic before, sign up for the next one IMMEDIATELY! And join Velo Girls for 2004 if you haven't already done so.

*I'm pretty sure there's supposed to be an apostrophe at the end of "Girls"?!

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